What is NYRR Striders?

New York Road Runners offers free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, neighborhood facilities, and local parks. NYRR Striders is easy to join and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise while making running and walking more accessible for older adults. All ages and abilities are welcome—come one, come all!

Each session includes:

  • An opportunity to gather with peers in a fun, social environment
  • 30-45 minutes of walking (indoor or outdoor) to build endurance levels
  • Strength exercises, fitness activities, and stretching movements to improve balance and flexibility
  • Active conversations on nutrition and best practices for healthy living

Give it a try. Try not to love it.

NYRR Striders’ fun and free weekly walks start at different times in various locations throughout New York City. Check the seasonal schedule below to find a one-hour session nearest to you. Anyone interested in participating must register with one of our trained coaches on site. If the session starts at a neighborhood senior center, you must first adhere to their registration policy (and age requirements, if noted). Either way, we’ll need a signed participant application before you can get started.

Each time you attend a NYRR Striders walk, you can earn great prizes and have the opportunity to be selected to participate in a NYRR Striders’ Discovery Walking Series or in local races.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page for more, or contact us at striders@nyrr.org or 212.548.7357.

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April 2019 – November 2019


Week Day Session Time Session Location Address
Tuesday10:00am – 11:00am PSS Highbridge Senior Services Center1181 Nelson Avenue, 2nd Floor
Tuesday01:00pm – 02:00pm Stennet Brooks Senior Housing Development 669 White Plains Road
Tuesday10:30am – 11:30am Kips Bay Castle Hill Senior Center625 Castle Hill Avenue
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am RAIN Parkchester Senior Center1380 Metropolitan Avenue
Wednesday10:30am – 11:30am RAIN Boston Road Neighborhood Senior Center2424 Boston Road


Week Day Session Time Session Location Address
Monday01:00pm – 02:00pm NYCHA Willoughby Neighborhood Senior Center105 North Portland Avenue
Tuesday10:00am – 11:00am JASA at the H.E.S. Senior Center9502 Seaview Avenue
Tuesday11:00am – 12:00pm Young Israel Senior Services of Midwood1694 Ocean Avenue
Tuesday01:30pm – 02:30pm Albany Neighborhood Senior Center196 Albany Avenue
Tuesday11:00am – 12:00pm NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue
Thursday11:00am – 12:00pm NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am Tompkins Park Senior Neighborhood Center550 Greene Avenue
Thursday10:00am – 11:00am RAICES Wyckoff Gardens Senior Center280 Wyckoff Street
Thursday10:15am – 11:15am Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center3001 West 37th Street


Week Day Session Time Session Location Address
Monday10:00am – 11:00am Marcus Garvey ParkFifth Avenue at East 124th Street
Monday10:00am – 11:00am RAIN Inwood Senior Center84 Vermilyea Avenue
Tuesday10:00am – 11:00am Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am Thomas Jefferson Park2180 1st Avenue
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am Harlem Meer at Central Park110th Street and Seventh Avenue
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub320 West 57th Street
Wednesday02:00pm – 03:00pm SAGE Senior Services Center305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor
Thursday10:00am – 11:00am Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street
Thursday10:00am – 11:00am Roosevelt Island Senior Center546 Main Street
Friday10:00am – 11:00am Morningside ParkWest 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue
Friday10:00am – 11:00am Union Settlement Senior Centers2204 First Avenue (at 113th Street)


Week Day Session Time Session Location Address
Monday10:00am – 11:00am Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater2716 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway
Monday10:00am – 11:00am HANAC Harmony JVL ISC (45N)27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria
Tuesday09:30am – 10:30am Rego Park Senior Center9329 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park
Wednesday11:00am – 12:00pm RAICES Astoria Senior Center21-21 30th Drive, Astoria
Thursday09:30am – 10:30am Rochdale Village Senior Center169-65 137th Avenue, Jamaica
Thursday01:00pm – 02:00pm RAICES Corona Senior Center107-24 Corona Avenue, Corona
Friday10:00am – 11:00am CCNS Dellamonica-Steinway Neighborhood Senior Center23-56 Broadway, Astoria

Staten Island

Week Day Session Time Session Location Address
Wednesday10:00am – 11:00am West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center230 Broadway
Thursday10:00am – 11:00am Anderson Neighborhood Senior Center120 Anderson Avenue

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